Torres & Towers LLC, Hazleton, Pa., recently sold a
49 percent equity interest to Crown Zeller, an affiliate of Crown Holdings
Inc., Philadelphia. Torres & Towers will act as the in-house contract
molder for Crown Zeller, as well as help sell and distribute Crown’s
dispensing closure systems. In other company news, Torres & Towers
recently acquired the injection molding production assets of Zapata Innovative Plastics Inc.,
Hazleton, Pa. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Krones Inc. has
established a fund to assist family members of former employee of Krones AG
Anton Uebelhoer after his recent passing. To contribute to the fund, donors
can make checks payable to Krones Inc. and reference the Anton Uebelhoer
Family Fund. Contributions can be sent to William Nazarkewich, Controller,
Krones Inc., 9600 South 58th St., Franklin, Wis. 53132-6241, or contact William
Nazarkewich at 414/409-4614.
Philadelphia, announced an average price increase of 6 to 9 percent for
selected pharmaceutical, food and industrial grade alginate products. These
increases apply to pricing worldwide.
Geocom, Atlanta, recently
teamed with Vocantas Inc., a solution provider of computer telephony, IVR
and speech integration, to bring automated customer self-service and
home-delivery scheduling to the retail industry. The combined solution will
enable customers to schedule delivery times automatically via the telephone
and help retailers make more accurate delivery commitments.
BBF Printing Solutions recently
announced new services. The company offers roll, sheet or folded document
forms; direct mail printing; label and EDP labels in as many as ten colors;
die cutting and rewinding; and 15-, 20-, 24- and 30-ml. laminated or
unlaminated plastic cards with or without magnetic stripe, signature panel
Paymentech, Dallas, was
recently awarded a multi-year contract from Pepsi-Cola
North America to process credit and debit
cards in vending machines throughout the United States.
Peterbilt Motors Co.,
Denton, Texas, recently announced detailed
truck schematics and parts lists are available through the Internet with
Peterbilt's TruckCare Web ECAT (electronic catalog).
Reston, Va.-based Transaction
Network Services Inc., a subsidiary of TNS
Inc., has announced that Metavante Corp. has renewed its agreement with TNS to be Metavante's
primary transaction network provider for dial ATM traffic in the United